Organic Tater Tots, Perfected

organic tater totsToday I am going to share a recipe with you so you can make your own homemade organic tater tots! But first I owe you an apology.

That Apology

I’m so sorry you haven’t heard from me in a while. I’ve been so busy with Christmas and everything (as well as my editor – Lala – seeming to go on strike or something… 😉 In our family, we like to make homemade gifts for each person in our family. I love this tradition, but it can be very time consuming, especially when you have such a large family. I thought I had plenty of time to make all my gifts, but then my kids started asking for help making their gifts. It was soon obvious I forgot I was going to have to help each of my kids make their 14+ homemade gifts. Needless to say, I had a lot less time, and was much busier than I thought I’d be. But, we all got our gifts done in time for Christmas!! Yay!

Now, I can relax… For a day or two… Maybe 🙂

Back to the Organic Tater Tots

Now back to the blogged recipe for some organic tater tots. I love tater tots! They have so many uses. You can make them as a side dish, or they can be used in breakfast and dinner casseroles. One of our favorites is Tater Tot Casserole. This is actually one of the most requested dinners I make – by adults and children both! But, I haven’t been able to find any organic tater tots, so I wasn’t able to make this for my family since we’ve gone organic. My husband and kids kept requesting it though, so I decided it was finally time to try to make my own organic tater tots. And I am glad I did, because they turned out amazing!!! They took a little bit of work and were a bit time consuming, but totally worth it!

This tater tot recipe I found turned out amazing! I loved how crispy they are. And, to top it off, they tasted perfect in my tater tot casserole! I will definitely be making these again. The only changes I made to the recipe were reducing the herbs and spices, as well as, ensuring all the ingredients are organic! I felt the recipe ingredients were a little heavy in the seasoning arena. So, if you are like me, and you don’t like a lot of seasoning, I would suggest adding a little less than the recipe calls for.

I hope you enjoy making these homemade tater tots, and try using them in some delicious casseroles! I will try to share my recipe for an organic Tater Tot Casserole soon! And next time I won’t make you wait so long for a new recipe 🙂

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Organic Tater Tots, Perfected
organic tater tots
Cuisine Organic
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Organic
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
organic tater tots
Instructions
  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook until parboiled, about 6-7 minutes; drain well and let cool.
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  2. Using a box grater, finely shred potatoes. Using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, drain potatoes completely, removing as much water as possible.
    organic tater tots
  3. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Stir in flour, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and dill; season with salt and pepper, to taste. The mixture should be workable but dry.
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  5. Form potatoes into tots.
    Form potatoes into tots.
  6. Heat vegetable oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  7. Add tots to the skillet, 5 or 6 at a time, and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
    organic tater tots
  8. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.*
Recipe Notes

*TO FREEZE: Transfer cooled tater tots to an airtight container. Freeze up to 1 month. To bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees F and bake until heated through, about 15-17 minutes.

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